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Wed Apr 15 09:17:53 PDT 2009

Most likely failure with the clutch pedal stuck down is master cylinder failure. A slave failure or hose failure would probably have the pedal come up slowly. I once had a different failure on an earlier car (1985 5kq) where the push-rod between the pedal and the master cylinder broke at one of the thinner might even be this....


----- Original Message ----- From: "David G" <daveglu at>
To: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at>; "'robert weinberg'" <centaurus3200 at>; "'200q20V mailing list'" <200q20v at>
Cc: "'Heather Mehlschau'" <h_mehlschau at>
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 4:24 AM
Subject: Re: OMG I HATE this F'ing car!!!!!

> Sounds like the clutch is stuck disengauged, never been able to drive one
> that way.
> Strangest problem I have seen on an audi, was clutch stuck disengauged, but
> petal stuck up, could not depress unless hyd. opened.
> Found the clutch fork had worn through where the rod pushes, rod stuck in
> hole, rod pushed on side of slave piston instead of center and cocked the
> piston sideways.
> Question is "is the clutch engauged or disengauged.
> Likely just needs a master and/or slave if engauged.
> Dave G
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at>
> To: "'robert weinberg'" <centaurus3200 at>; "'200q20V mailing list'"
> <200q20v at>
> Cc: "'Heather Mehlschau'" <h_mehlschau at>
> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 9:57 PM
> Subject: RE: OMG I HATE this F'ing car!!!!!
>> May not be serious.  I can understand that at some point any failure is
>> too
>> much to bear.  May only be clutch hydraulics.  I have driven w/o clutch in
>> several cars before.  If nothing else, you put it in gear and hit the
>> starter and at least you can move out of harm's way, whether the engine
>> starts or not.
>> Much empathy,
>> Ed
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: 200q20v-bounces at [mailto:200q20v-bounces at]
>> On
>> Behalf Of robert weinberg
>> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 10:15 PM
>> To: 200q20V mailing list
>> Cc: Heather Mehlschau
>> Subject: OMG I HATE this F'ing car!!!!!
>> i thought me and MR. POS finally reached an understanding. you stop
>> breaking
>> and i will buy you presents (mods, paint, etc.).
>> guess not. driving back home tonight, i was rolling up on some freeway
>> traffic, so i threw it in neutral. funny thing happened, the clutch went
>> down, the tranny went into neutral, BUT THE CLUTCH PEDAL NEVER CAME BACK
>> UP!!!!
>> i was stuck under a freeway underpass (with very light traffic thankfully)
>> for 40 minutes. AAA called the cops to push me out of the way, but they
>> never came. almost got clipped by 2 speeding jackasses. luckily, nothing
>> happened.
>> so, what happened? clutch was the smoothest of any car i've ever owned.
>> not
>> heavy, no chatter, engaged somewhere in the middle. and now this.
>> getting drunk tonight.
>> see ya,
>> Robby
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